The World's Geekiest License Plates

This slideshow is filled with images of vanity plates so geeky that they prompted someone else to take a picture and post it on Flickr.

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The opportunity presented by vanity plates is so often wasted by those who would put their actual name on their car. Or worse, those who put the name of their car on their car -- e.g. "MY BMW." Even those who put some generic message in there, like "HCKYFAN." Yawn. I have much more respect for those drivers who give us a little more insight into who they are, what really forms the foundation for their identity as a person -- even if that thing is Debian Linux.

This slideshow goes out to all those drivers who aren't afraid to say it loud: I'm a geek and I'm proud. It's filled with images of vanity plates so geeky that they prompted someone else to take a picture and post it on Flickr. Enjoy.

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GEEK

Let's just get this one out of the way, shall we? GEEK. 'Nuff said.

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USE BSD

Open road, open source.

Source: Flickr

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A SITH

You underestimate the power of the Dark Side -- and my 600 horsepower engine.

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CMYK RGB

Quite possibly the most colorful license plate ever.

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KHAAAN

Scotty, I need warp speed in three minutes or we're all dead.

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OSX and DEBIAN

Because two license plates are twice as geeky.

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AFK

This acronym means "away from keyboard," obviously. And I should hope so. Don't type and drive, kids.

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RED5XWNG

Ugh, I hate it when drivers turn off their targeting computers.

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COS 0=1

I don't mean to go off on a tangent here, but where can I sine up for a plate like this?

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TEH HCKR

I'm guessing this person isn't part of Anonymous.

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PEBKAC

Tech-support speak for "problem exists between keyboard and chair." See: ID-10T errors.

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R2WHRU

You know, that little droid is going to cause me a lot of trouble.

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GCC MKE

Some kind of compiling going on here.

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UBR L33T

If you really were uber-elite, there wouldn't be a need to put it on your license plate, would there?

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4UBUNTU

More Linux!

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MICROSFT

But not all plates are open source.

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ZOD

Excuse me, have you seen a guy in blue and red pajamas? Wears a cape?

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FSCK

File system check, Unix. At least I hope that's it.

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PH33R

The geek version is so much scarier than "fear."

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♥2HACK

Hacker with a heart of gold.

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CHULTHU

H.P. Lovecraft, with a touch of dyslexia.

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MAPCAR

Possibly obscure, unless you're familiar with Lisp programming, but that just raises its geek quotient.

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J2EE

Will stop at coffee shops. Get it? Coffee. Java. Heh.

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PWN'D and PWN3D

Imagine one of these passing you on the highway.

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GOJIRA!

Last seen fleeing Tokyo.

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SU ROOT

Part of a wheel group of users.

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PHP GUY

Go ahead and ask him questions at the traffic light.

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QWERTY

What a coincidence - this license plate is the same as my password.

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/DEV/ESC

I didn't even know you could have forward-slashes in your license plate.

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TUX

Penguins not included.

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8 BIT

I haven't seen one of these since the early '80s.

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ZOMGLOL

I don't get it.

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ALT-F4

Alt-F4? Let me see what happens when I

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The way I see it, if you're gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?

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